The first Earth Day was celebrated 50 years ago on April 22 1970. NASA has put together a 'toolkit' to allow us to celebrate virtually this year across the world.
Their toolkit includes includes a Climate Kids site with games, activities and articles (aimed at upper primary / 7-11 years), a Space Place site with games, hands-on activities, videos and articles around Earth and space science (again aimed at upper primary / 7-11 years).
Take the Earth Day at Home Webquest
Go on an Earth Day Quest to explore eleven topics that demonstrate how NASA studies our planet's interconnected systems to better our world. Then take the interactive quiz to see how much you have learnt.
Watch NASAs videos on Earth Day
Other videos include Earth Day Poster 2020 - Combining Art and Science and Earth Day 2020: NASA Puts Space to Work for the Planet.
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations. On this Earth Day, as we physically separate ourselves by necessity, we can still collectively appreciate the wondrous beauty of our planet and the extraordinary science that helps us understand how it all works – and we can do it from our homes. Much as our Earth’s systems are interconnected so, too, are all of us. To help connect us virtually this Earth Day, we encourage you to share on social media photos and images of how you marked the 50th anniversary, using the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome. This could be a picture of a special science activity, an original work of art you created, the tree outside your window, or whatever inspires you.